[House Document 105-172]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]



105th Congress, 1st Session - - - - - - - - - - House Document 105-172


 
                           VETO OF H.R. 2631

                               __________

                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                   THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES

                              transmitting

 HIS VETO OF H.R. 2631, DISAPPROVING THE CANCELLATIONS TRANSMITTED BY 
     THE PRESIDENT ON OCTOBER 6, 1997, REGARDING PUBLIC LAW 105-45





   November 13, 1997.--Message and bill referred to the Committee on 
                Appropriations and ordered to be printed


To the House of Representatives:
    I am returning herewith without my approval H.R. 2631, ``An 
Act disapproving the cancellations transmitted by the President 
on October 6, 1997, regarding Public Law 105-45.''
    Under the authority of the Line Item Veto Act, on October 
6, 1997, I canceled 38 military construction projects to save 
the taxpayers $287 million. The bill would restore all of the 
38 projects.
    The projects in this bill would not substantially improve 
the quality of life of military service members and their 
families, and most of them would not likely use funds for 
construction in FY 1998. While the bill does restore funding 
for projects that were canceled based on outdated information 
provided by the Department of Defense, I do not endorse 
restoration of all 38 projects.
    The Administration remains committed to working with the 
Congress to restore funding for those projects that were 
canceled as a result of data provided by the Department of 
Defense that was out of date.

                                                William J. Clinton.
    The White House, November 13, 1997.
Disapproving the cancellations transmitted by the President on October 
                 6, 1997, regarding Public Law 105-45.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 
Congress disapproves of cancellations 97-4, 97-5, 97-6, 97-7, 
97-8, 97-9, 97-10, 97-11, 97-12, 97-13, 97-14, 97-15, 97-16, 
97-17, 97-18, 97-19, 97-20, 97-21, 97-22, 97-23, 97-24, 97-25, 
97-26, 97-27, 97-28, 97-29, 97-30, 97-31, 97-32, 97-33, 97-34, 
97-35, 97-36, 97-37, 97-38, 97-39, 97-40, and 97-41 as 
transmitted by the President in a special message on October 6, 
1997, regarding Public Law 105-45.

                                   Newt Gingrich,
                           Speaker of the House of Representatives.
                                   Strom Thurmond,
                               President pro tempore of the Senate.
    [Endorsement on back of bill:]
    I certify that this Act originated in the House of 
Representatives.
                                             Robin H. Carle, Clerk.